In my class, there is the most beautiful girl in school.
Her name is Shion Saegusa.
As the center of the national idol group “Angel Girls,” she was known not only at school but also nationwide, and even after her retirement, her popularity has not diminished and she is still loved by everyone.
Her appearance is very beautiful, and she has an exquisite combination of beauty and cuteness that always attracts the eyes of those who see her.
She is always cheerful, friendly, and treats everyone with kindness and respect, and is loved by everyone at school as if she were an angel.
But only in front of me? She often behaves suspiciously, and I know many faces of her that people probably don’t know.
Sometimes she’s cute, sometimes she’s funny, and sometimes she shows a mature side that you wouldn’t expect from someone her age.
–The more I got to know her, the more attractive she became.
Today is the first day of school since I became aware of these feelings.
I woke up early and decided to go to school earlier than usual because I was too nervous to stay at home.
More than anything, I wanted to see her, Saegusa-san, as soon as possible.
When I opened the classroom door, I saw one of my classmates there before me.
I don’t know how long I’ve been in the classroom, but my classmate is Saegusa-san, who sits next to me.
I’ve already become good friends with Saegusa-san, to the point of having a normal conversation about in Lime, but the fact that this is the first time we’ve met in a classroom since I became aware of my feelings for her makes me somewhat nervous.
“Oh, good morning, Shi-chan! You’re early again today!”
“Oh, good morning! Oh, good morning Takkun!!”
I managed to calm myself down and greeted Saegusa, who was sitting next to my chair, pretending to be as usual.
When she realized that it was me who had greeted her, she hurriedly closed the book she was reading and returned my greeting with an awkwardly drawn smile.
Saegusa-san, who was blatantly hiding something in a hurry, had been acting suspiciously since this morning.
I wondered what it was, and remembered that Saegusa had been reading a romance manual.
The book was tightly covered and I wasn’t sure what it was about, but judging from the size of the book and my reaction to it, it was probably the same book I had been reading today, so I read the air and decided to leave it alone.
“Good work on Saturday.”
“What? Yeah, it was fun!”
Yeah, it was.”
I smiled back at Saegusa, who smiled at me and said she had a good time.
When I see Saegusa smiling at me, I can’t help but remember how we held hands along the river that day.
We held hands because we wanted to practice, but regardless of the reason, just thinking about that time when we held hands and went home together makes my heart start to pound.
It seems that Saegusa is the same, and when we both blushed a little, I felt awkward and gently removed my gaze.
“”Oh, yes, that’s right! It’s the first time I’ve seen Takayuki and Shimizu-san since that day!”
T, ttttthat’s right! I’m looking forward to it!”
As if to clear the awkwardness, I changed the subject and Saegusa-san replied with an awkward smile on her face.
As for Takayuki and Shimizu-san, they reported to me that they had started dating in the group Lime.
When we congratulated them, Takayuki sent us a picture of the two of them together.
Takayuki and Shimizu-san looked really happy in the photo, and I looked at the photo for a while with a sense of warmth, and saved the image because it was so important to me.
I looked at the picture for a while, feeling relieved, and saved it for now.
I want to get a girlfriend as soon as possible, but I’m not sure if I’m asking too much of myself when the one I want is Saegusa.
But as I was thinking about this, Saegusa sent me a picture in Lime.
I wondered what it was. When I opened it, I found that it was a picture of the two of us taken by Saegusa on Saturday along the river.
Saegusa sent me a stamp with a smug look on it.
It was as if Saegusa was trying to compete with the two lovebirds, and I was a little embarrassed, but at the same time, a little …… happy that she had used a picture of us together.
Takayuki replied to the fact that he had been sent such an unexpected two-shot photo, saying, “It looks like you two are dating,” and Shimizu-san followed with, “Indeed.”
Shimizu-san sent a Shiorin stamp with a grin on her face, and Takayuki followed with a Shiorin stamp with a nod.
–Yes, in fact, the Shiorin stamp is very much in trend in our group right now.
I was filled with both embarrassment and joy at their reaction, and I saved the two-shot photo three times for now.
As I was talking with Saegusa for a while, the number of people in the classroom gradually increased as my classmates came to school.
Then, when almost everyone had arrived at school, Takayuki, who I had talked about earlier, came into the classroom late.
And next to him, Shimizu-san was standing in a perfect line.
At the sight of them, all eyes in the classroom turned to them at once.
If they were just standing side by side, they would not have attracted so much attention.
The only reason why they were there was because they were holding each other’s hands.
The classmates, both boys and girls, were all surprised when they realized that the two of them had started dating by holding hands.
I smiled bitterly at the situation in the class, thinking that it was inevitable that this would happen since they were two of the most popular people in the class, but Takayuki and Shimizu-san came to us without seeming to care about their surroundings.
And they greeted us in the morning as usual, so we said good morning to them too.
“You both stand out like a sore thumb.”
“Well, I’ve taken Sakurako afterall, so it can’t be helped. It’ll settle down soon enough.”
“Isn’t it a mistake that I took Takashi?”
They laughed at each other and seemed to be happy.
I noticed that they had changed the way they called each other since they started dating.
Seeing them together made me think that it’s nice to be in a relationship.
If I could go out with Saegusa-san, too, I thought ……, but then I realized that we were already calling each other Shi-chan and Takkun.
–Huh? Isn’t is strange?
When I turned to look at Saegusa with this in mind, she was taking Shimizu’s hand and congratulating her with a big smile on her face on the fact that they were now safely together.
“…… Yeah, precious.”
As we watched the two beautiful girls smiling at each other, hand in hand, Takayuki and I had successfully attained Buddhahood in this morning.